Most of us are wary of looking stupid or asking stupid questions, but at your OBGYN, there is no such thing as a “stupid” question or subject. Trust us, we have heard it all. So squelch that feeling, and ask us whatever you want. That’s why we’re here. Here are just some sensitive topics worth mentioning to your OBGYN.
Don’t Assume Your Menstrual Pain is Typical
So, what exactly is typical or normal regarding menstrual pain? Talk with Virginia Women’s Health Associates if your pain seems increasingly more severe. Explain any changes to your cycle since the last visit. Are you bleeding longer or heavier? Any changes can signify a problem with fibroids or endometriosis.
Talk it out and get some answers.
Changes In Odor Should Be Addressed
All women have some odor, but when it changes or becomes more fishy smelling, talk with your doctor. Yes, it is embarrassing, but there could be an infection brewing and it’s better to have it treated before it becomes worse.
Pain During Intercourse
Don’t ignore this subject if you are experiencing any pain during sex. Sexual intercourse is supposed to be a pleasant experience, not a painful one.
Vaginal dryness could be the culprit so discuss with your physician about sexual positions as well as possible hormonal imbalance. Are you getting older leading to more dryness? Are you giving yourself enough time for foreplay arousal?
These are not selfish questions, and the answers may be easy ones, but you have to ask.
“But I’m Too Young To Have Incontinence”
If you have given birth, incontinence can become a problem no matter your age due to your weakened pelvic muscles.
Incontinence can be due to any number of situations. What you drink, like alcohol or caffeine, can lead to incontinence. Eating chocolate, taking certain medications, a urinary tract infection, or being overweight can all contribute to incontinence as well. Don’t be shy about asking questions.
The Embarrassing Topic Of STDs
No one wants to open themselves up to judgement about their past life. If you entered into questionable or frequent relationships in the past, the best person to confide in is Virginia Women’s Health Associates.
Some STDs can make you more vulnerable to infertility. Herpes is a chronic condition that will need to be managed throughout your life.
When You’re Just Not Interested
It can happen to us all. We just don’t have the “urge” right now. There are any number of reasons a women can lose temporary interest in sex related to physical, mental, or emotional issues.
Stress, being in a long term relationship, your medications and their side effects, or some underlying physical condition could be the source of the problem.
Sex is an important part of a woman’s life, and there is no reason to accept low libido.
Whatever the sensitive topic, bring it to Virginia Women’s Health Associates for recommended treatments or counseling.